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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman, E. end

October, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US
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Report Number 6724
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Truk, Australia, all over Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
85   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
CIWA guidelines; could dive own profile.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
My wife, the photographer, had no complaints.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
This was another return trip for my wife and me to Ocean Frontiers and
Compass Point which has become one of our favorite destinations. We flew
from Charlotte to Grand Cayman, getting a car rental as part of our package
and then drove about 35 minutes to the East End to Compass Point Condos and
Ocean Frontiers. The condo is a nice one bedroom unit only steps from the
dive dock. Ocean Frontiers keeps records in their computer as to size
tanks, C-cards, preferences, etc which is really nice. Nitrox is available,
consistent in percentages, and reasonably priced. The boats are quite
adequate, roomy and well run by the crew. There is not one crew member who
was not helpful, courteous, friendly and very professional. 

The weather was spotty with some rain, wind, sun, clouds, etc. The reefs
look to be in very good shape overall, and the fish life was quite good. We
saw only a few sharks, but the other boats saw more. There were lionfish
seen and they have a lionfish hunt weekly and really try to cull the
population as best as they can.

We dived two am dives daily and could add two more in the afternoon. An
option for a 1 tank pm dive would be nice, but was not available.
Night dives are available, as well as a "fluorescent" night dive

A car is needed since there is no restaurant on site, although a bar/grill
combination is planned. Local restaurants, such as Over The Edge, Tukka's,
South Coast Bar and Grill, Lighthouse and a few others are really good and
most are reasonably priced.

Overall, I think this is consistently about the best overall dive operation
we have dived with in 20 years of diving. The entire experience is superb
and all of the others diving with us felt the same way. We'll be returning
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